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Banff National Park

Canada's first national park, spanning Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.

Watch the sunset on a riverside stroll or feel the breath of glaciers in the alpine. Take your pick of over 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) of maintained trails. Many of the park’s most famous hikes are easily accessible from the Town of Banff and the village of Lake Louise.  

Parking is extremely limited in Lake Louise. Booking a seat on a Parks Canada shuttle is the best way to see Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, and the only way to see both lakes in one day. Reserve your seat at

Banff National Park also incorporates historic sites such as Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Banff Park Museum National Historic Site of Canada.

Banff National Park Fast Facts

  • Established in 1885 as Canada’s first National Park (third in the world) and was the birth of Canada’s vast national parks system.
  • Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The mountains are around 45 to 120 million years old.
  • The park encompasses Banff, the highest town in Canada at an elevation of 1,384 m (4,540 ft).
  • Banff is home to Alberta’s southernmost herd of the endangered woodland caribou.

For more information visit Banff National Park.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
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“Beautiful and well maintained National Park ”
Beautiful and well maintained National Park
June 01, 2023, by glampedlife
We visited the Banff National Park this week, while we were in the Alberta Canada area. This is very popular tourist attraction year round, so keep this in mind when booking hotel reservations. You...
“Never want to leave!”
Never want to leave!
April 09, 2023, by barryandpat
Amazing, if you love the outdoors, wildlife and majestic mountains this is the place for you. Any season can bring you all of this and more.
January 05, 2023, by 2TravelersMn
Banff National Park is Canada's first national park. It covers 2,564 amazing square miles and includes the towns Banff and Lake Louise. There are more than 1000 miles of hiking trails and some of...